Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Copenhagen, Denmark – September 24, 2019

Location:  Copenhagen, Denmark

Event:  Due to an increase in gun violence in the areas of Nørrebro, Ishøj, and Hundige, Copenhagen Police have instituted a stop-and-search zone in a large area covering Nørrebro.  The ordinance – which will run through September 30 – allows police officers to stop and search anyone within the area without cause.

Actions to Take:

  • Visit the Danish National Police website for more information
  • Keep a low profile
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Do not physically resist any robbery attempt
  • Use caution when walking or driving at night
  • Review your personal security plans


  • U.S. Embassy Copenhagen, Denmark
    During business hours:  +[45]3341-7100
    After business hours:  +[45]3341-7400
    State Department – Consular Affairs
    +1-888-407-4747 or +1-202-501-4444
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